Principal/Senior Rail Engineer

Ipswich, UK

My client is a growing, successful multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in search of an experienced Principal/Senior Engineer to join their Rail Team in Ipswich.

Due to our continued success and increasing workload, my client is in search of a talented Principal/Senior Engineer. This exciting opportunity will offer you the chance to join a dynamic Rail Team working on interesting projects across the UK. The individual will be undertaking a variety of Network Rail infrastructure work, both directly for Network Rail and for contractors. The team’s previous projects have included; platform extensions, bridges, station buildings, retaining walls, culverts, drainage works and temporary works.


* Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Relevant professional qualifications
* Significant experience of carrying out a similar role within a consultancy environment
* UK driving license

The ideal candidate will have/be expected to:

* Ability to lead teams in the design of railway structures, highway or other civil engineering structures, including; bridges, platforms, foundations and retaining walls
* Thorough understanding of engineering principles
* Capability to design railway structures to Eurocodes, British Standards and railway group standards, including the interpretation of client requirements, project definition and management, production and checking of calculations, structural analysis, preparation of sketches for and working with technicians, and the preparation of accompanying documents
* Ability in leading others in the inspection of civil engineering structures on site
* Knowledge of interpreting engineering defects to existing structures and to produce technical reports to a high standard
* Offer mentorship and support to junior graduates
* Manage client expectations and project commercial activities, as well as attending project meetings with external parties

This role comes with a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and career development.

If this role is of interest to you or if you are searching for other roles relating to Civil and Rail Engineering, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Gilbert on 01792 362015 or email

published: 13 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.